Host Named Site Collections and SharePoint 2013 1

Host Named Site collections were of course available in SharePoint 2010, but weren’t used in many environments, in fact all bar one of the production deployments I’ve been involved with used path-based site collections. This new TechNet Post (and the underlying article by PFE Timo Heidschuster) explain in detail the improvements in HNSC which have been made in ...

Viewing PDF files in Office Web Apps

Office Web Apps are a great addition to a SharePoint environment. Out-of-the-box you get a free solution which allows your users to view the contents of Microsoft Office documents. In the February Cumulative Update for OWA, Microsoft introduced a rather handy feature – the ability to load a PDF file in to the Word Web ...

Search Architecture changes in SharePoint 2013

I wasn’t able to make the SUGUK meeting focussed on Search which was held yesterday evening, which was a shame as Neil Hodgkinson was presenting – and if there’s anything that Neil doesn’t know about search – it’s not worth knowing! Fortunately Neil has placed his slides on SkyDrive, they’re well worth a look.